Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Wed: 2:30 pm, 4:15 pm and 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm
Students get an introduction to simple machines such as; levers, inclined planes, pulleys, screws, and complete challenges through building motorized mechanisms in teams. Students learn the basics of robotics, the scientific method, forces, and design through exploring engineering concepts. They will learn basic builds and programming techniques for robotic solutions to defined specifications and get introduced to a variety of sensors and motors.
Intro to Circuits uses littleBits®, the easiest way to prototype electronics, to teach basic inputs, outputs, analogs, electricity, and more. Students build projects ranging from synthesizers to flashlights, exploring the world through the lens of easy-to-build magnetic circuits.
Students work on learning various applications of robotics such as: robots for construction, production, battle and sport; to expand on building and engineering techniques. They learn more in depth use of sensors, such as touch, color, infrared and gyro and deepen their understanding and mastery of programming by coding their robot to overcome an obstacle course.
Pre-requisite: Engineering and Robotics I
Students continue to work with littleBits® and learn to incorporate coding concepts to create programmable electronic prototypes. (Available January 2019).
Pre-requisite: Circuits I
Students dive into the study of environmental science concepts such as renewable and non-renewable resources, carbon footprints, recycling, energy efficiency, and water conservation while they gain a deeper understanding of engineering and programming. In the second part of this course they design and build robots that will submerge in a pool to solve water robotics challenges.
Pre-requisite: Engineering and Robotics I and II
Students work with advanced programming skills, where they program their robot to perform multiple functions and solve challenges using all sensors and motors. In the second part of this course students dive deeper into programming and combining different technologies to work with bio robotics. They build and program robotics systems that will be activated by their own muscles and body by combining LEGO EV3, EMG boards, Arduino and transmitting electrodes.
Pre-requisite: Engineering and Robotics I, II and III
The intersection of engineering and computer science takes flight with Drones! In Engineering Takes Flight, campers learn about drones and will use creativity and critical-thinking skills to successfully engineer the design and code behind two drone models. Students will discuss
nature’s influence on the technology and the design of drones. Students explore physics and geometry to understand how the anatomy of a drone supports its course of flight and how to program their drone with block programming commands to pilot their drone’s flight path. By combining these concepts, students will complete a variety of hands-on challenges and understand the real-world applications of drone technology.
Students get to explore a whole new universe by creating and managing their own space program. They can explore aerospace engineering and orbital mechanics by designing, testing, and launching airplanes and rockets to complete a series of missions. Through this course students develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills, learn through experimentation, and unleash their creativity with an iterative design approach.
Students learn programming logic through hands-on hardware projects and work with sensors to explore the science of light and sound, and build creatively with motors, wires, and real circuit boards to create projects like color-mixing lamps. Offered only as private class.
Pre-requisite: Circuits I and II.
Students learn robotics through VEX, an open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance students science, technology, engineering, and mathematics skills through hands-on robotics activities. (Available January 2019)